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Riddoch Business and Community Association

The Riddoch Business and Community Association (RBCA) is the lead community and business organisation in the Penola and Coonawarra district of the Wattle Range Council area of the Limestone Coast.

RBCA represents and advocates on behalf of businesses, industry, community organisations and individuals, acting as a conduit to local and state governments.

The RBCA is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation run by volunteers aiming to create an innovative and vibrant local economy by unlocking the potential of our member businesses and fostering the growth and leadership capabilities of our community.

The RBCA is committed to furthering and protecting the interests, needs and aspirations of our members ultimately improving the liveability of our district, benefitting the generations of today and tomorrow.

 

VISION

Our vision is a strong, united, prosperous and vibrant business and community landscape.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • We aim to achieve our vision through the following objectives:
  • thorough and regular consultation with the community;
  • giving back to the community;
  • promoting member businesses and organisations to the wider public;
  • encouraging and promoting local trade;
  • exchanging knowledge/opportunities and fostering collaboration between members;
  • encouraging visitation;
  • assisting with and promoting community, business and government investment opportunities and ideas available in the district;
  • promoting our district as a location of choice to live for population growth;
  • fostering multi-generational leadership and encouraging volunteerism and acts of kindness;
  • leading as a business and community representative body and acting as a conduit for members where applicable, in a non-political, non-sectarian manner.

2020-2025 Strategic Plan

The Riddoch Business and Community Association Strategic Plan provides critical direction for our decision-making processes, services and projects. As a new and innovative organisation this plan provides a blueprint to secure a successful future for our residents and business community.

Riddoch Business and Community Association 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Become a Member

To become a member of the Riddoch Business and Community Association, please click here.

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ONLINE BIDDING CLOSING SOON
Our community has been extremely fortunate to have a beautiful artwork donated for auction (shown below), with all proceeds fully funding more positions in the upcoming Riddoch Leaders X Generation Thrive program which was recently launched at Koonara Wines. See here: https://www.facebook.com/PenolaCoonawarraSA/posts/pfbid0aXNHzkk8Br3oY6Dr5bKVkr7kYvERgxNriiYKiY8gAtiyTBDix8XVTbL29UaZi5LLl
 
The artwork was created by local Boandik artist, Matthew Brookes. It represents Saint Mary MacKillop, Father Tenison Woods, the Sisters of St Joseph, and the local landscape with the vineyards. Matthew has tried to showcase the important education offered by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. He has generously donated this artwork by way of continuing education for youth in our region.
 
The artwork is currently on display at Koonara and bids can be made here (bidding closes 8pm this Sunday, August 7): https://airauctioneer.com/art-for-riddoch-leaders/original-artwork-by-indigneous-artist-matthew-brookes?position=0&list=9U0Nn0duPxCZb9RDbL1Lc8f-qNjPU1Ossr76mXdg-4o
 
APPLICATIONS CLOSING THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 8.

Recent research has indicated that young people now take three and a half years more to settle and develop the emotional and social skills required for success in the workplace compared to 30 years ago. Additionally, they are motivated differently, seek more connection to purpose, and are at the highest risk of acquiring mental health issues.
 
The Riddoch Leaders X Generation Thrive program will develop and enhance participants' social and emotional capabilities while increasing personal accountability, self-leadership, resilience, and well-being, which will better prepare our future leaders for success in their personal and professional lives.

APPLY NOW - SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
 
For further information, express interest or apply for a scholarship: https://penolacoonawarra.com/riddoch-leaders-program/
Generation Thrive: https://generationthrive.com.au/
 
For telephone enquiries, please contact Courtney Grigg, Generation Thrive General Manager on 0434 124 592.
We’re into our third weekend in July! With Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers still in full flight, there’s so much to do this weekend. We’ve popped a few winter-warming food ideas below:

⭐️ Rymill Winery - ‘Hot pots in July’. With the choice of Meatballs in Sugo, or Over the Rainbow minestrone.. you’re sure to be in for a treat with a vino in hand too!

⭐️ Patrick of Coonawarra - enjoy a heart-warming bowl of Thai Pork and Peanut Curry matched perfectly with their award-winning '2014 Block 5 Aged Riesling'. This can be enjoyed as an experience on its own or with their Riesling Flight. 

⭐️ Ottelia is taking you back in time! For the first time, Ottelia will be hosting a back vintage tasting, including their 2012 Coonawarra Cabernet. Experience two aged wines alongside their current release counterparts, with a trio of snacks inspired by the decades gone by. 🍷

Do you have something to add to this list? We’ll have more inspiration to come! 
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